Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 8.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

Endorsement Concerning Francis P. Blair, Sr. [1]

January 28. 1865

To-day Mr. Blair tells me that on the 21st. Inst. he delivered to Mr. Davis the original of which the within is a copy, and left it with him; that at the time of delivering it, Mr. Davis read it over twice in Mr. Blair's presence, at the close of which he, Mr. B. remarked that the part about ``our one common country'' related to the part of Mr. D's letter about ``the two countries'' to which Mr. D. replied that he so understood it. A. LINCOLN


[1]   AES, DLC-RTL; AES copy, NAuE. Lincoln's endorsement is written on the copy of his letter to Blair of January 18, supra. See Lincoln's communication to the House of Representatives, February 10, infra.